Thursday, April 23, 2009


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There are many sub-genres of fiction. The list of books were amenable to the sub-genres provided below. Single stories are stories read online or downloaded and read in a pdf format. It could be part of a major collection such as The End of Skill but was read as a stand alone. Novellas are complete stories (novels) that are 150 or less pages long.
Children Stories (<12 years)
  1. Eno's Story by Ayodele Olofintuade
Single Stories:
  1. Bombay's Republic by Rotimi Babatunde
  2. Butterfly Dreams by Beatrice Lamwaka
  3. Dayward by ZZ Packer
  4. Icebergs by Alistair Morgan
  5. In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata by Lauri Kubuitsile
  6. The End of Skill by Mamle Kabu
  7. The Entire Northern Side was Covered with Fire by Rivka Galchen
  8. The Kid by Salvatore Scibona
  9. Here We Aren't, So Quickly by Jonathan Safran Foer
  10. Hitting Budapest by NoViolet Bulawayo
  11. How Kamau wa Mwangi Escaped into Exile by Mukoma wa Ngugi
  12. How Shall we Kill the Bishop by Lily Mabura
  13. Hunter Emmanuel by Constance Myburgh
  14. La Salle de Départ by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo
  15. Lenny Hearts Eunice by Gary Shteyngart
  16. Love on Trial by Stanley Onjezani Kenani
  17. The Life of Worm by Ken Barris
  18. The Lump in her Throat by Aba Amissah Asibon
  19. The Mistress's Dog by David Medalie
  20. Muzungu by Namwali Serpell
  21. The Pilot by Joshua Ferris
  22. Soulmates by Alex Smith
  23. Stickfighting Days by Olufemi Terry
  24. Twins by C.E. Morgan
  25. Urban Zoning by Billy Kahora
  26. The Wasp and the Fig Tree by Brian Chikwava
  27. Waiting by E.C. Osondu
  28. What do you do out there, When you are alone by Philipp Meyer
  29. You Wreck Her by Parselelo Kantai
  1. The Blinkards by Kobina Sekyi
  2. Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka
  3. The Gods are not to Blame by Ola Rotimi
  4. The Government Inspector by Nikolai V.  Gogol
  5. The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
  6. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
  7. Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again by Ola Rotimi
  8. Madmen and Specialists by Wole Soyinka
Short Story (& Essay) Anthologies:
  1. A Life in Full and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2010 Anthology:
    1. The Plantation by Ovo Adagha
    2. A Life in Full by Jude Dibia
    3. Mr. Oliver by Mamle Kabu
    4. Happy Ending by Stanley Onjezani Kenani
    5. Soul Safari by Alnoor Amlani
    6. The David Thuo Show by Samuel Munene
    7. Set me Free by Clifford Chianga Oluoch
    8. Invocations to the Dead by Gill Schierhout
    9. Almost Cured of Sadness by Vuyo Seripe
    10. The Journey by Valerie Tagwira
    11. The King and I by Novuyo Rosa Tshumba
    12. Indigo by Molara Wood
  2. African Roar 2010 by Ivor W. Hartmann and Emmanuel Sigauke (Editors)
  3. African Roar 2011 by  Ivor W. Hartmann and Emmanuel Sigauke (Editors)
  4. The Best American Short Story 2004 by Lorrie Moore (Editor)
  5. Best of Simple by Langston Hughes
  6. Bloodlines by Veronica Henry (Editor)
  7. Contemporary African Short Stories: Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes (Editors)
  8. Distant view of a Minaret by Alifa Rifaat
  9. Every Man is a Race by Mia Couto
  10. Fathers & Daughters - an Anthology of Exploration by Ato  Quayson (Editor)*
  11. The Ghost of Sani Abacha by Chuma Nwokolo
  12. Incidents at the Shrine by Ben Okri
  13. The Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolano
  14. Mr. Happy and the Hammer of God by Martin Egblewogbe
  15. Opening Spaces: An Anthology Contemporary African Women's Writing by Yvonne Vera (Editor)
  16. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  17. The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  18. Tropical Fish, Tales from Entebbe by Doreen Baingana
  19. Voices Made Night by Mia Couto
  20. Writing Free by Irene Staunton (Editor)
*Includes Essays on the subject

Novella (Up to 150 Pages)
  1. As the Crow Flies by Veronique Tadjo
  2. Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi
  3. Duskland by J.M. Coetzee
  4. Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono
  5. Maru by Bessie Head
  6. Mema by Daniel Mengara
  7. Neighbours: The Story of a Murder by Lilia Momple
  8. The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
  9. Return of the Water Spirit by Pepetela
  10. Searching by Nawal El Saadawi
  11. Shadows by Chenjerai Hove
  12. So Long a Letter by Mariama 
  13. Weep Not, Child by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Novels (>150 Pages):
  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
  3. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  4. A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  5. A Heart to Mend by Myne Whitman
  6. A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
  7. A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe
  8. A Question of Power by Bessie Head
  9. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  10. African Agenda by Camynta Baezie
  11. AmaZulu by Walton Golightly
  12. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  13. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
  14. Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
  15. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  16. Auto da Fe by Elias  Canetti
  17. The Beautyful Ones are not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
  18. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  19. Before I Forget by Andre Brink
  20. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  21. Big Bishop Roko and the Altar Gangsters by Kojo Laing
  22. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  23. The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
  24. The Book of Not by Tsitsi Dangarembga
  25. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  26. Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer
  27. The Castle by Franz Kafka
  28. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  29. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  30. Chaka by Thomas Mofolo
  31. Changes by  Ama Ata Aidoo
  32. The Chicken Teeth by Fiona Leonard
  33. Cloth Girl by Marilyn Heward Mills
  34. The Clothes of Nakedness by Benjamin Kwakye
  35. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
  36. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  37. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 
  38. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  39. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  40. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  41. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  42. Definition of a Miracle by Farida N. Bedwei 
  43. Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
  44. Dew in the Morning by Shimmer Chinodya
  45. Diaries of a Dead African by Chuma Nwokolo Jnr.
  46. Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo
  47. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  48. Faceless by Amma Darko
  49. The Famished Road by Ben Okri
  50. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
  51. Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah
  52. Fury by Salman Rushdie
  53. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  54. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  55. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  56. The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
  57. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  58. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  59. Harare North by Brian Chikwava
  60. Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah
  61. Harvest of Thorns by Shimmer Chiondya
  62. The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah
  63. Home by Toni Morrison
  64. How we Buried Puso by Morabo Morojele
  65. The Imported Ghanaian by Alba Kunadu Sumprim
  66. In the Heart of the Country by J.M. Coetzee
  67. Infinite Riches by Ben Okri
  68. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  69. IPods in Accra by Sophia Acheampong
  70. Journey by G.A. Agambila
  71. The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta
  72. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  73. July's People by Nadine Gordimer
  74. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  75. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  76. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  77. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  78. Matigari by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  79. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  80. Mine Boy by Peter Abrahams
  81. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  82. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  83. Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
  84. No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe
  85. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  86. Not Without Flowers by Amma Darko
  87. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  88. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  89. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  90. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  91. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  92. The Other Crucifix by Benjamin Kwakye
  93. Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
  94. Portrait fo an Artist, as an Old Man by Joseph Heller
  95. Possession by A. S. Byatt
  96. Powder Necklace by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
  97. Praying Mantis by Andre Brink
  98. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  99. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  100. The Purple Violet of Oshaantu by Neshani Andreas
  101. The Repudiation by Rashid Boudjedra
  102. The River Between by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  103. Sand Daughter by Sarah Bryant
  104. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  105. Search Sweet Country by Kojo Laing
  106. Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
  107. Smouldering Charcoal by Tiyambe Zeleza
  108. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  109. Sula by Toni Morrison
  110. Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  111. Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham
  112. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  113. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  114. Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah
  115. Underground People by Lewis Nksoi
  116. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri
  117. Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
  118. War and Peace (Volume IIIIII & IV) by Leo Tolstoy
  119. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  120. Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  121. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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